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Job Post

Library Director

Cheney Library

About the Library:
The Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls, NY, a small, rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual with a strong commitment to community for the position of Library Director.

Serving a user population of approximately 7,000, the Cheney Library is governed by an eight-member board of trustees and is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library is in a historic building surrounded by beautiful gardens and enjoys strong community support and an active volunteer base. The Board is looking for a Director to ensure that this “small village with big dreams” continues to have an engaged and vibrant public library to help realize those dreams.  

About the Position:
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library.  Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing.  

The position is scheduled to work 36 hours per week with a schedule that supports library services, programs, and events.  The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and the ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills, and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community.  Demonstrated experience in library service, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management will also be highly desirable.  Fund-raising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.  The Library Director’s annual salary will be $30,000– $33,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience.

To Apply:
Please send via e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until January 4th, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Posted 12/17


Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections

State University of New York at Fredonia

About State University of New York at Fredonia:
The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:
* Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
* Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
* Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
* Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Read a message from State University of New York at Fredonia's President.

Job Description:
The State University of New York at Fredonia Invites applications for a Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections for Daniel A. Reed Library, a tenure-track librarian faculty position starting at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank, beginning September 1, 2019. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Rewards & Benefits:
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will:
* Formulate and implement policies and procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, and accessibility of the collections
* Provide service and instruction to students, faculty, and others
* Develop exhibits and programs
* Engage in outreach locally, regionally, and nationally
* Develop strategies for active donor and financial support
* Write and manage grants
* Develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access
* Prepare finding aids and inventory
* Supervise, train, and evaluate staff, interns and student assistants
* Catalog and upload masters theses/projects to the campus digital repository
* Participate in public service activities such as reference and student orientation as required
* Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
* Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies

* An ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, Master of Library and Information Science, or comparable degree
* At least two years of experience in a library/archival setting
* In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices
* Experience with automated library systems and electronic formats in an archival setting
* Experience with digitization of archival materials
* Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer applications
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Public service orientation
* A record of professional involvement and scholarship
* Demonstrated success in grant writing
* Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with students, faculty, and staff
* The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines
* Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of campus and department mission
* Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession

* Academy of Certified Archivists certification
* Experience with or knowledge of digital repositories
* Experience creating and maintaining local history collections
* Experience working with local history organizations
* Experience creating catalog records using OCLC Connexion Client software
* Verbal and written proficiency in German
* Expertise in, and commitment to, community engagement

Additional Information:
* This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning September 1, 2019.
* Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
* Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.
* An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.
* Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.
* The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
* Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

To Apply:
Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by January 11, 2019 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
* Cover Letter
* Resume/CV
* Writing Sample
* Statement of Research Interests
* Philosophical Statement

For complete vacancy announcement and/or to apply, please visit
Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants. An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Posted 12/17


Part-time Clerk III

Rochester Public Library

There will be a part-time Clerk III/Typing vacancy in the Technical Services / Catalog Department of the Central Library. Anyone meeting the following qualifications is invited to apply:

* Anyone who is currently a Part-Time Clerk III/Typing and would like a transfer in grade; OR
* Anyone possessing a high school diploma or GED; PLUS (2) years full-time or (4) years part-time experience performing clerical activities which include entering data into a computer; OR
* Anyone possessing an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science.

* Searches for and downloads bibliographical records from library databases;
* Performs online editing and uploading of records;
* Creates labels and prints records as needed;
* Catalogs and proofreads online bibliographic records;
* Corrects database records as directed;
* Other duties as assigned.

* Ability to perform efficient and accurate work;
* Ability to organize time and tasks and follow through on assignments;
* Knowledge and skill in CARL, OCLC, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel are desirable;
* Willingness to learn unfamiliar computer and processing procedures;
* Initiative and good judgment;
* Must have the ability to lift boxes and maneuver book trucks;
* Ability to work in a team environment;
* Strong attention to detail;
* Ability to work independently.

20 hours per week; Monday through Friday (between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

$17.29 to $19.72 per hour.

Applicants should respond in writing, by submitting an employment application to the Rochester Public Library Personnel Office at 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 by Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Posted 12/13


Library Director

Nyack Library

The Nyack Library in Rockland County, NY seeks a highly capable, innovative and dynamic Director to lead the library in providing excellent service to its diverse community. The Director reports to a Board of Trustees, and is responsible for pursuing the library’s mission, helping to cultivate community support, and leading a staff of about 18 full-time and 55 part-time employees.
The county’s only Carnegie library, The Nyack Library is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Nyack, about 30 minutes north of Manhattan within view of the Hudson River.  It is an Association Library with a budget of $3.3 million, serves 15,000 residents, and in the past year had circulation of 157,000 and attendance of 206,000.  The library building was recently expanded to 32,000 square feet, and the property includes two other historic buildings.

* Strong leadership and library staff management experience, with demonstrated capability in motivating and managing a high performance team, human resources knowledge
* Ability to communicate effectively with all
* Ability to maintain and enhance a welcoming and customer service oriented environment
* Experience in delivering high quality programs to the community
* Open and attuned to emerging technologies and social media
* Experience in budget development, financial management, human resources, and facilities management
* Ability to maintain facility including two rental properties
* Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, and conceptual skills
* Keeps informed of library developments through participation in Library organizations; professional meetings and workshops
* Serves as advocate for the Library and a liaison to the community. Interfaces with other Rockland County Library directors, the Ramapo Catskill Library System, local government, and media.

* Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
* Have or be eligible for a NYS Public Library Certification
* At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience, including at least 4 years managerial experience in a public library.
* Experience in a union environment preferred
* Grant writing experience preferred

* Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  
* The Library offers competitive benefits, including participation in the New York State Retirement Plan.

Send resume with cover letter describing your background and qualifications for this position to:  
The Nyack Library values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 12/13


Library Sales Representative, Northeast U.S.

Backstage Library Works

Backstage Library Works provides professional services to libraries, museums, and archives. Join a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling preservation digitization and microfilm, cataloging, retrospective conversion, reclassification, record upgrade, authority control, data conversion, and on-site services to libraries and other cultural institutions. The sales representative will cover a designated territory encompassing much of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Candidate should be located near a metropolitan area within the region. MLS/MLIS preferred.

MLS/MLIS preferred.
Location negotiable.
Open until filled.

View the full announcement:

Posted 12/13


Librarian II

Bethlehem Public Library

Bethlehem Public Library (Delmar, NY) is looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative team leader, Librarian II, to join our Public Services team.  

The Librarian II will be expected to exercise an innovative approach to connecting with the community, engaging, developing and expanding audiences for library services.  The Librarian II will foster a workplace culture of trust, collaboration and growth, leading by example, motivating, providing guidance and support to staff.  The Librarian II will encourage creativity, innovation and forward thinking.  The Librarian II will assess and improve operational effectiveness to ensure we are meeting our strategic priorities.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable with embracing change in order to explore and develop improved programs and services.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills are necessary.  This position is classified by Albany County Civil Service; job specification below.

Special Requirement:  
Eligibility for Librarian II permanent appointment by Albany County Civil Service.  Applicants may be eligible for permanent appointment if they have a current or previous permanent civil service appointment to a Librarian II or higher in New York State, or if their names appear on the current Albany County Civil Service Librarian II list of eligibles.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:
These duties involve responsibility for coordinating, administering and policy implementation of a major functional area of the Library, such as adult reference, circulation, youth services, technical services or audio-visual services.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director.  Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer personnel.  This title differs from Librarian III based on the circulation of facility.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:
* Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to library users and instructs public in proper use of library resources;
* Compiles bibliographies;
* Performs on-line searches of computer databases;
* Supervises and may perform original cataloging and classification of library materials;
* Supervises the work of professional and non-professional staff;
* Recommends, plans and implements new or improved services;
* Performs difficult and involved informational and referral services;
* Performs varied and/or specialized professional library work with collection, including acquisition, evaluation and selection;
* Initiates, develops and conducts programs, tours, book talks, story times and other public programs;
* Serves as a liaison with community groups and/or other libraries;
* Prepares a variety of reports;
* Keeps and maintains records;
* Arranges special library theme displays;
* May be responsible for budget preparation and expenditures and revenue tracking;
* Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses, and reading professional materials.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Personal Characteristics:
* Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science;
* Good knowledge of modern library policies, procedures, organization and services;
* Good knowledge of bibliographical tools and services;
* Good knowledge of database systems;
* Skill in the performance of technical library tasks;
* Ability to get along with others;
* Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
* Ability to comprehend users' needs quickly and accurately;
* Ability to perform close detailed work;
* Ability to lift objects such as books, supplies, files;
* Ability to prepare a variety of reports and records;
* Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a graduate Library Degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and two (2) years of professional library experience.

1. Qualifying professional work experience is defined as work of a professional nature performed in a library setting after completion of the MLS degree.
2. Paraprofessional or clerical library titles such as Library Assistant, Librarian Trainee, Library Clerk, Senior Library Clerk or Library Technician are not considered professional experience.

Special Requirement:
Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department.  Public librarian professional certificates issued as of January 1, 2010, and thereafter shall only remain valid when 60 hours of professional development are completed every five year period. Such periods will be defined as every five years from the initial certificate date [NYCRR Title 8 - Education, Section 90.7 (c)].  Incumbent must maintain certification throughout employment.   

Schedule & Salary:
* Monday through Friday 9am-5pm daily with one 1-9pm shift; every 5th weekend
* $60,004

To Apply:
Application deadline is 1/2/2019
Send cover letter, resume and application electronically to
Employment application can be found here.

Posted 12/13


Part-time Web and Digital Content Coordinator

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Planning and Communication, the Web and Digital Content Coordinator assists in the development, design and maintenance of the Library’s website, social medial channels and digital advertising efforts.  

Hours per week:
part-time; approx. 15 hours per week.

* Edits Library website content for accuracy and consistency, while working with Library departments to update and add new content.
* Proofreads, fact checks and copyedits text for website/social medial and other digital platforms.
* Maintains and manages the WordPress media library.
* Updates online book and movie carousels.
* Enhances web pages with the addition of photos, graphics and videos.
* Assists with the content and layout of new pages for the Library’s website.
* Edits photos for web and print projects.
* Assists in the maintenance of the Library digital photo archive including managing images on iPads and other library devices.
* Assists with the creation of social media posts and digital advertising campaigns as needed.
* Analyzes social media and website performance and reports on findings

Knowledge and Abilities:
* Experience updating/editing/maintaining website content in a CMS
* Writing and editing, research, and strong organizational skills.  
* Thorough knowledge of the Internet and social media channels.
* Understanding and ability to do cross-browser testing on all website updates.
* Above average knowledge of and ability with computers, including Windows and Apple platforms.  
* Organized and detail-oriented

Communication Skills:
* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
* Possess a working knowledge of English grammar and spelling
* Possess good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.

Physical Requirements:
* Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position
* Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less

Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or in a related field such as web design, graphic design or digital marketing and one (1) year of experience in planning, developing, or maintaining websites and providing image or video editing. OR
B. Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or in a related field such as web design, graphic design or digital marketing and three (3) years of experience in planning, developing, or maintaining websites and providing image or video editing. OR
C. Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Education Department and five (5) years of experience in planning, developing, implementing or maintaining websites, and providing image or video editing.  OR
D. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Travel Requirements:
* Travel is not required for this position.

FLSA Status:
* This position is non-exempt.

To Apply:
A cover letter and resume may be submitted by January 11, 2019 via email to or by mail to:

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Attn: Lou Ann Stewart
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Questions about the position should be directed to Lou Ann Stewart at 518-371-8622

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and the employee, and is subject to change as the needs of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and the requirements of the job change.

Posted 12/10


Library Director

Fayetteville Free Library

About the Position & the Library:
The Fayetteville Free Library Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional candidate to lead an exceptional library. Named a Library Journal Star Library for nine years, the FFL is well known as the home of the FabLab, the first library makerspace in the United States. Come and be part of an extraordinary team, providing innovative services to a community that places a high value on education and collaboration.

A member of the Onondaga County Public Library System, the FFL is located in the historic village of Fayetteville, in the suburbs of Syracuse, NY. The library serves a population of 10,314, has an operating budget of just under two million dollars, and a talented and engaged staff of 33 (15 full-time).

Syracuse is located in the geographic center of New York State and offers changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include a reasonable cost of living and home ownership, excellent schools and cultural amenities. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia are only hours away.

Visit the library’s website

Anticipated Start Date: March 1st, 2019

The Library Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees. Examples of responsibilities:
* Develops and presents an annual budget and monitors and approves expenditures
* Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision and development of library personnel
* Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance
* Develops short-term and long-range goals in keeping with the FFL’s mission and policies
* Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making
* Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships
* Leads a dynamic team of highly-qualified professionals
* Develops policies for consideration and approval by the Library Board of Trustees
* Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary paperwork and reports
* Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.
* Supervises the maintenance of library property and recommends repairs, alterations and new construction.

Essential skills and qualities:
* Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community
* Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries
* The ability to build consensus, and to make difficult decisions when necessary
* A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Qualifications Required:
Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association. Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate. Five or more years of satisfactory professional library experience with three or more years in an administrative or leadership role. Prior experience as a director preferred. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Starting salary range is $75,000 - $90,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to: on or before the closing date of January 11th, 2019.

Posted 12/10


Part-time, Temporary Librarian I

Troy Public Library

About the Position:
The Troy Public Library seeks a part-time, temporary Librarian I to provide adult reference and readers' advisory services at our Main Library in downtown Troy. This temporary position will be scheduled for up to 25 hours per week, and may include nights and weekends. This position is to cover maternity leave starting in mid-January 2019 and ending mid-April 2019.

Duties may include:
Providing reference services, assisting patrons in the use of library materials and technology, answering historical/genealogical research requests, and other tasks as assigned.
Experience working in a public library and familiarity with Sierra ILS is preferred.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume to You may also mail these materials to:

Troy Public Library
Attn: Christine Filippelli
100 Second Street
Troy, New York 12180

Preference will be given to applicants who respond by December 27, 2018.

Posted 12/6


On-Call Clerks

Great Neck Library


Must work well with people, be familiar with computer keyboard, be quick and eager to learn, and be able to work independently.

Starting Salary $15.07/hour

On-Call hours only – No regularly scheduled hours
Must be available for day, evening and Saturday hours.

To Apply:
Reply with resume, cover letter and three references via email by December 14, 2018 to:

Director’s Office
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11023-1938
No phone calls please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 12/4


Full-Time Teen Services Librarian or Trainee

Rogers Memorial Library

35 hours per week.  Includes evenings and weekends.

Duties Include:
* Provide patrons with information about print and digital resources for teens.
* Assist with collection development
* Maintain current knowledge of young adult literature
* Maintain current knowledge of technological trends available for providing library service to teens
* Attend professional meetings and workshops
* Plan and conduct programs for teens
* Assist with school visits and other community outreach projects.
* Maintain a variety of online social networking tools
* Create marketing tools for teen department programs and services.
* Solid computer experience including Microsoft Office Products a must
* Experience with the Sierra automation system a plus
* Flexibility and the ability to work in a team environment a must

* Applicant must have an MLS or be enrolled in an accredited MLS program.
* Library experience, particularly with teens is a plus. Spanish speaking also a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Send letter of application and resume by December 27th to:

Casey Fehn, Supervisor
Teen Services Department
Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968

Posted 12/4


Central Technical Services Librarian

Suffolk County Community College

Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, tenure track appointment beginning the spring 2019 semester on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.  Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.  The individual selected to fill this position will qualify for academic rank at the level of Instructor/Assistant Professor.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director for the Center of Innovative Pedagogy, the Central Technical Services Librarian will work as part of a team to provide access to library resources to users in a multi-campus environment.  Specifically, the successful candidate will:
* Work with the campus libraries and library-wide committees to license and provide access to library electronic resources.
* Catalog and edit bibliographic records for the library’s print and non-print collections.
* Develop and coordinate training on library information systems.
* Market library resources to the college community.
* Maintain effective communication and working relationships with faculty, administration, staff and library users on all three campuses.
* Participate on relevant committees, attend departmental meetings, and engage in assessment activities as appropriate.
* Act as liaison with SUNY library groups and the Suffolk County Library System, and other appropriate state and regional groups.
* Perform other duties and related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Systems.
* At least three years’ experience working in a technical services department.
* Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Knowledge of library data analytics for decision making.

Preferred qualifications:  
* Experience working in an academic library
* Knowledge of library industry standards: MARC, LC Subject Heading, LC Classification, Open URL, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc.
* Experience working with integrated library systems (ExLibris: Aleph and Alma)
* Experience working with discovery services (EDS/Primo)
* Print and social media marketing experience

To Apply:

Step 1
Click on the following link:

Step 2
Select position #18-46B and read the description.

Step 3
Click Apply Online to submit resume and cover letter.

The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.

Posted 11/28


Manager, Adult and Outreach Services

Upper Hudson Library System

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a creative library professional to join our team. We are a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY, providing services to enhance, support and connect the 29 independent public libraries in New York’s Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

Our new colleague will collaborate with UHLS staff and our member libraries to provide System services focusing on:
* adult services support and continuing education
* digital collection growth and management
* resource sharing services
* outreach services  

We are looking for a professional who:
* is passionate about public library service
* is ready to be a strong leader in helping our member libraries make a difference in their communities
* understands and seeks to further the important role public library systems play in strengthening library service

You should be able to demonstrate through your skills and experience:
* the ability to plan and organize multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
* resourcefulness and creativity as an approach to both relationship building and problem solving
* the ability to supervise staff to maximize capacity and customer service
* a confident and effective public presentation style
* an awareness of current trends in public library services, especially in adult services, digital collections and resource sharing
* a commitment to engagement in professional organizations and activities

You must have:
* an MLS/MSIS degree from an ALA accredited institution; and
* a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate (or be eligible for this certification); and
* a valid driver’s license; and
* at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working in a public library, two years of which must include supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the NYS Retirement System. The starting salary range for this position will be $60,000-$65,000, depending on experience and qualifications.  

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to The review of applications will begin on December 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  

For additional information about UHLS, visit

Posted 11/28


Library Director

SUNY Orange

About SUNY Orange:
SUNY Orange was founded in 1950 as the first county-sponsored community college in the State University of New York system.
The college has earned its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in meeting the needs of its students and the area it primarily serves. SUNY Orange was the first two-year college in the nation to offer the associate degree nursing program and studies in electron microscopy; and in 1982, the college was the first community college to plan and co-sponsor with local chambers of commerce a business institute.
SUNY Orange has touched the lives of countless numbers of the county's 350,000 residents through its credit programs, non-credit programming and cultural events. As the needs of the community grow, the college will continue to play a significant role in the county's endeavor to face the challenges and to profit from the opportunities that await it.

Job Description:
SUNY Orange is seeking a Library Director who is a technologically diverse individual with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching as well as student learning and success. The Library Director will provide strategic leadership for both libraries at the college in accordance with the needs, mission and goals. The Library Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Libraries. This will include actively promoting the Libraries to the campus and community; planning, implementing and assessing initiatives to enhance services and collections to further the creative use of emerging technologies in library services and operations. In this leadership role, the Library Director will recruit, assign duties, train and supervise Library staff.

Education Required: Master's Degree in Library Science

Experience Required: Minimum of five years of library experience with demonstrated history of administration, personnel and budget management; supervisory experience; demonstrated knowledge of trends and practices in information literacy, and emerging technologies. Experience developing and administering a comprehensive collection of print, non-print and electronic educational materials.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:
* Community college experience
* Ability to effectively establish and maintain collegial working relationships with library staff, students, faculty, administration and the public
* Ability to manage multiple projects
* Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, delays or unexpected events
* Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites
* Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying: December 31, 2018
Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Wendy Holmes, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,
Position begins as soon as possible

To Apply:
Please apply online at
Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
* Resume
* Cover Letter
* Name, Address and Telephone # of three (3) references
After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.

Posted 11/26


Part-time Library Assistant

White Plains Public Library

Be part of one of the most exciting libraries in New York! The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in to work in the Trove, our wonderful children’s library. We are seeking individuals who love working with children and families—and take pride in delivering great customer service.

College degree required, previous library experience preferred. Graduate students in library science or education are encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with youth and families in an innovative urban library.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Providing customer service, reference and reader’s advisory in the Trove
* Shelving materials and clerical tasks as needed

Schedule & Salary:
Hours include evenings and weekends. Starting salary is $10.75 - $15.60 per hour, commensurate with experience.

To Apply;
Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject “Trove Library Assistant Opening”.

Posted 11/26


Part-Time Adult Reference Librarian

Amityville Public Library

About the Position:
The Amityville Public Library is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team player to fill a part-time librarian position in the Adult Department. The successful candidate must be a service oriented individual, friendly, hardworking and knowledgeable of electronic and print resources.

Requirements and Duties:
* Have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.
* A hands-on working knowledge of download and digital services on a variety of devices and be comfortable showing and promoting these services to others.
* Ability to provide reference, research, and readers' advisory service to adults, young adults, and as back-up in Children's Department.
* Have a technology skill set appropriate for an information professional in today’s environment.
* Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Have an MLS degree or be enrolled in an accredited Library Masters’ degree program.
* Have experience with social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
* Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required.

17 hours per week plus every 3rd Saturday
* Monday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. when working a Saturday)
* Thursday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (5 to 9 p.m. when working a Saturday)
* Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. when working a Saturday)
* Every 3rd Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* May include Sundays, from October to May

Librarian: $24.76 / Trainee: $22.84 with less than 12 credits or $23.79 with 12 + credits

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter via email by Monday, December 3, 2018 to: Linda Ferraro-Head of Adult and Young Adult Services

Posted 11/20


Part-Time Librarian, Children’s Department

Great Neck Library

About the Position:
We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated part-time librarian who believes in providing excellent customer service to children and parents.  The successful candidate must be friendly, hard-working and knowledgeable about children’s literature, digital services and video gaming.  Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work well under pressure.

Skills Required:
MLS from an ALA accredited library school or completion of 12 credits towards the degree; Experience working with children (birth – 6th grade) and parents; Ability to provide reference, research and reader’s advisory service to parents and children in a busy 4 location library system;
A hands-on, working knowledge of digital services and library download services on various devices and be comfortable showing and promoting these services; Desire to work as a team and collaborate with co-workers on projects and programs as well as develop and conduct innovative programs for children independently

25 hours/week, includes
Every other Saturday
Sunday’s on a voluntary basis.

Starting Salary:
Part Time: $25.90 per hour

To Apply:
Director’s Office
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY  11023-1938
No phone calls please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 11/20


Resource Consultant                                                                         

Southern Tier Library System

About the Position:
Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of Resource Consultant. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.

This is a level 4 full time professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Resource Consultant provides support to member libraries and assisted-living facilities relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations, specifically outreach collections, experiential learning program resources and delivery of library materials. Areas of expertise might include: collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, makerspaces, library material delivery, community engagement, relationship building, trending services, leadership & marketing.

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically outreach collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, community engagement and the delivery of library materials.

Collection Management: Manages the development and circulation of outreach collections as well as library system program resources geared towards all ages. Collaborates in the creation and distribution of marketing materials in support of outreach services and other resources offered by the Division of Professional Development and Outreach, including the promotion of outreach collections and program resources to member libraries and local sites through visits, social media, and newsletters.

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support library directors and staff to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance community engagement through outreach collections, experiential learning program resources, programming that utilizes resources and the effective delivery of library materials. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their staff exceed standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks national and state practices.

Library Material Delivery:  Overall supervision of library system delivery services, which includes management of part time delivery drivers, delivery routes/schedules, circulating outreach collections & program resources, assisting with out-of-system ILL functions and fielding requests for NY State Talking Book and Braille Library.

* Exhibits innovative, enthusiastic and adaptive qualities.
* Willing to work flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs.  
* Enthusiasm for experiential learning geared towards all ages (i.e. STEAM, STEM, STREAM or makerspaces)
* Demonstrates leadership skills and passion for the profession.
* Works cohesively in a team and project-based environment.  
* Communicates successfully in front of audiences, board members and library staff.
* Expresses a high-level of empathy for libraries and people with diverse skill-sets.
* Ability to collaborate with other library system Divisions and align goals with Plan of Service.

* Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school; or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of job-specific public library experience.
* Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
* Supervisory experience.
* Valid driver’s license.

* Competency in SirsiDynix Workflows preferred.
* Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
* Active participation & leadership in regional and state initiatives, associations and committees

Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $43,000 – $47,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and commensurate with experience. 2% salary increase following successful completion of 6-month probationary period.  New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

How to Apply
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).
Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: “Resource Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online at  

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, November 23, 2018, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins early December 2018. Preferred start date is February 2019.
STLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 11/20


Executive Assistant

Niagara Falls Public Library

About the Position:
The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant. This supervisory position works with Executive Director of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees to perform duties related to personnel: payroll, budgeting, accounting, correspondence and reports. Will assist the Director in grant writing, strategic plan goal setting and policy writing. Will stand in the Director's place when director is absent. Is responsible for supervision of non librarian staff.
The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills – as a writer, and verbally; is a good listener; is detail oriented, punctual and can manage time effectively; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager;has a strong grasp of accounting procedures and general bookkeeping and can think strategically.Candidate must demonstrate proficiency and prior experience using an automated  accounting system, either Peachtree or QuickBooks.   Prior experience with governmental accounting is desirable. NFPL is looking to add a member to our team that can help us strengthen our library 's commitment to service excellence for our NF citizens. Preference given to applicants who live within Niagara Falls (city) , New York.  Residency within the the City of Niagara Falls upon hire is required.

Minimum qualifications are:
* Bachelor's degree with three or more years of related experience
* Associate’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.  

Desirable qualification:
* Prior experience with governmental accounting  
* Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services

Hiring salary for this full time ( 35 hrs/week) position is negotiable with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
Please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga (dot) org  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin Monday, December 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 11/20


Library Director

Nanuet Public Library

About the Position:
The Nanuet Public Library, a school district library committed to being the intellectual and cultural center of our community, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic leader to oversee library operations serving a community of 13,400 school district residents. The Director will manage an annual budget of 2.95 million dollars and supervise a staff of 11 full time and 23 part time employees.

The ideal candidate will establish and foster partnerships with community groups and leaders, school officials, and the library’s Board of Trustees.  This professional must possess a deep knowledge of current technology and library trends. The candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and fiscally responsible. We seek an individual with an empowering leadership style who encourages input from and collaboration with library staff. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must.  

The Library Director is responsible for all library functions, implementation of library policies, and supervision of all personnel.
Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating services, overseeing budget initiatives, managing employee matters, and the maintenance, development, and renovation of the library building and grounds. Our Director must also be fluent in library advocacy and capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with schools, agencies, local legislators, and the community.

A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and 5 years of professional library experience, 3 of which must have been in a public library in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Experience working with a Board of Trustees and community involvement as a representative of a library is also desirable.

Salary commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the New York State Retirement System.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application.  Applicant must meet the training and experience criteria for Director II job specifications as set forth by the Rockland County Department of Personnel for permanent appointment.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to:

Michelle Mattei
President, Board of Trustees
Nanuet Public Library
149 Church Street
Nanuet, NY 10954

Posted 11/20


Youth Services Consultant

Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)

About the Position:
The Youth Services Consultant is responsible to the Executive Director for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating new and existing programs and services that support youth and family programs and services at member libraries.

Position Requirements:
* must have an MLS/MLIS with a NY Public Librarian Certificate
* must have training and experience as a professional librarian in children’s and teen services and supervisory responsibilities;
* must exercise judgement within the policies, priorities and guidelines for the assigned functions;
* must maintain a good rapport with the staff at member libraries and RCLS;
* must accurately complete assignments within the time allotted;
* must maintain performance objectives;
* must actively participate in ALA and NYLA with a focus on Youth Services;
* must actively participate in local and regional organizations.

The position is a non-union position with a starting salary of $68,066 to $73,299, depending on skills and experience.

The regular work week will be Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm, although evening and weekend hours are routine.

Starting date:
January 2, 2019 or sooner if possible

To Apply:
Applicants must submit a cover letter to Robert Hubsher by e-mail ( fax (845-243-3739) or mail (619 Route 17M, Middletown, New York, 10940) no later than December 7, 2018. Interviews will be conducted December 10 to 14, 2018.

The job posting and job description is attached. If you are unable to open the attachment here is a link to the document.

Posted 11/14


Communication and Administrative Coordinator

Pioneer Library System

About the Position:
The Pioneer Library System is looking for a dynamic individual whose initiative, attention to detail, and drive to see what’s coming around the corner (and plan for “what ifs”) will allow us to focus on what’s important- making libraries strong, vibrant, and sustainable.

Primary Objectives:
Through effective execution of wide-ranging administrative duties, this position supports two critical areas of our work: 1) Member Library Communication and Engagement; and 2) Administration. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director. The responsibilities of the position will require you to work closely with staff members from across the organization and specifically to support the Administrative Department.

Essential Duties:
Administrative Support for Executive Director (50%):
* Anticipate, plan, and support the Executive Director for upcoming meetings, events, and other calendar commitments. Schedule appointments, meetings, travel arrangements, conference calls, and other events as needed.
* Draft reports, letters, presentations, etc. on the Executive Director’s behalf.
* Prepare and distribute monthly information packets for the Board of Trustees.
* Provide support in responding to communications for the Executive Director.
* Greet visitors and provide back up support for office reception.
* Prepare weekly cash deposits, support some basic accounting functions, and provide back up support for Business and Personnel Manager.
* Maintain and organize System files and documentation.
* Provide administrative support for advocacy initiatives, including the scheduling of legislative appointments and the preparation of policy and advocacy documents.

Member Library Communication and Engagement (50%):
* Manage and distribute all electronic newsletters and mass emails for the System.
* Prepare, design, edit, and distribute reports, invitations, fliers, and other communications to support member library engagement.
* Set up and coordinate logistics for System events, conferences, workshops, and site visits.
* Maintain and update the System website and events calendar.
* Maintain member library directory and communication databases.
* Communicate to member libraries and the community-at-large through social media channels.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references as a PDF to The position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by November 26, 2018.

For the full job description, requirements, and compensation visit

Posted 11/14